The slinth spends most of its day sleeping in the lower canopy of the rainforest. However, when it wakes to feed, it is one of the fastest land animals on Pandora. The slinth injects its prey with a powerful neurotoxin before eating it alive. The Na'vi have perfected a non-harmful way to extract slinth venom and use it for medicinal purposes. The slinth’s face is normally covered by four segments of hard plate. These protect the slinth’s fangs when closed, but open to create a bright threat display.